virus: Is learning valuable?

Reed Konsler (
Sat, 5 Apr 1997 18:12:16 -0500 (EST)

>From: Tadeusz Niwinski <>
>Date: Sat, 05 Apr 1997 00:21:58 -0800

>Subdividing learning allows to learn more about learning, I think.


>The thinkers (leaders) are not necessarily parasites if they return the
>service of leading in exchange for the work they get done for them. I
>consider it fair.


>Yes, if they use their thinking ability to trick others to work for them and
>they do not provide anything in return, I consider them parasites.


>With internet it looks like we are moving toward a situation when
>manipulating other people will become more and more difficult.

Hmm. Still wondering. Very chaotic right now. Supreme Court, etc.
Hope springs eternal, of course.

>The first. I believe everyone has a right to decide what to do with
>knowledge. Knowledge should not be hidden from anyone, as there is enough
>for everybody. Even such dangerous memes as 3 axioms (and even... 4P's).
>Trying to contradict or ridicule the three axioms (which I believe are the
>most useful and stimulating for independent learning) seems to put a person
>in the second group. It is of course hard to know if they are trying to
>reverse axioms for the purpose of deceiving others (and they secretly
>believe axioms) or if in fact their minds are not capable of accepting the
>axioms. I find interesting to study the motives.

Agreed. Except that you don't consider an alternative explanation:
Each axiom contains it's own refutation.
It's the Aphorist's Dilemma.
I accept your point, do you accept mine?


Reed Konsler